State Senator District 7

John A. Kissel

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Party: Republican

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Website: www.kisselforsenate.com

Age: 61

Marital Status: Married

Current Residence: Enfield

Current Job: Attorney

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Education: JD, WNEC BS & BA, UConn

Frederick Moffa

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Party: Democrat

CEP Status: participating

Website: www.drmoffa2020.com

Age: 50

Marital Status: M

Current Residence: Granby

Current Job: Doctor of Optometry

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Education: Doctorate of Optometry

Connecticut’s revenues will sharply decline as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and, unlike Congress, Connecticut has a balanced budget requirement. What changes would you make to balance the budget? (If you want cuts, be specific what will be cut. If you want to raise taxes, be specific about which taxes.)
What can be done to improve the business climate in Connecticut while COVID-19 continues to be a risk?
I think a continued mask mandate while keeping an eye on the virus spread, to know when it would be appropriate to restrict sizes of public gatherings. We must, however, try to hold businesses harmless, provide easy access to low/no interest loans so they can remain solvent and not have to put themselves or customers at risk.
What specific legislation would you support to reduce racism in Connecticut?
With so much uncertainty ahead about COVID-19, how would you ensure that the people's business – both at the legislature and in all of our elections – will be conducted effectively, and with full participation, in the safest possible manner for the foreseeable future?
I think Zoom and GoTo Meeting type Apps have come a long way in a short time. I believe we could utilize these platforms to "do the peoples business"
With higher education facing major changes because of the pandemic, what steps will you take to make sure that Connecticut’s residents have access to college and/or other job training that won’t leave them tens of thousands of dollars in debt?
What is one specific policy you support to help protect African Americans as an at-risk group during the pandemic?
Expanding health care coverage through the state medicaid program.
What should Connecticut do to re-tool our public health for COVID-19 and the possibility of future pandemics, while also addressing other chronic illnesses that put people at risk every day?
We should take this as a wake up call and try to provide non-employer based health coverage to all of CT residents. If the Federal Government can not do it we must.
How can Connecticut lower healthcare costs while also improving quality and access to care?